Transmile Air Services

Transmile Air Services is a cargo airline based in Malaysia. It is a premier express freight and freighter charter company. The airline was established in November 1993. It also provides courier transportation services between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia and services well known international companies such as DHL Worldwide Express , United Parcel Service, Air Macau and CEN Worldwide , among others. Transmile also provides aircraft charters and wet leases specialists with experience operating cargo flights around the world. Transmile Air was designated a National Cargo Carrier by the Malaysian Transport Ministry in 1996. Transmile is a corporation listed on Bursa Malaysia or (Malaysia Exchange).


Transmile began with one Boeing 737 and one Cessna Grand Caravan in providing air express transport service to Pos Malaysia Berhad for their courier business to East Malaysia in November 1993 . In the past 13 years, Transmile has developed into an internationally recognised company and the only dedicated intra-Asian overnight express cargo operator in Malaysia. Their first Boeing 727 freighter service commenced in 2000 for the Kuala Lumpur/Penang-Bangkok-Hong Kong courier sector. It was an extended operation for their existing client, DHL International Limited. The continued use of Transmile Air Freight business by international integrators is a resounding endorsement of the quality of service that they offer. Over five years, owing to the increasing demand of freight services in the region, Transmile increased their Boeing 727 fleet to 10. As part of the strategy to expand their operations and network of connecting routes, Transmile acquired four MD-11s in 2005 . They started the MD-11 operation for Kuala Lumpur-Hong Kong-Los Angeles sector in the third quarter of 2005 . Their success has attracted confidence from world-renowned investors. Transmile Group Berhad largest shareholder is part of the diversified international conglomerate, the Kuok Group. The Kuok Group has a Hong Kong based company, Kerry Logistics Network Ltd, which has an extensive logistics business in Asia.

Services offered


With the establishment of our engineering and maintenance arm, we are able to save time and reduce costs in our operations. In addition,we have been granted approvals to carry out maintenance repair work for countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines. Our maintenance facility has the capability to carry out heavy maintenance checks for aircraft which includes major modification work such as increased weight and floor modification, the installation of bulkheads and the installation of engine hushkits. Our ability to perform line and base engineering operations locally and overseas has built confidence in our customers in fulfillment of their requirements.

Supply of Aircraft Parts and Equipment

We maintain and manage an inventory of rotable and consumable spare parts, as well as spare engines for our aircraft.We have put in place an integrated material management software system to provide internet connectivity and communication between various functions which includes purchasing, accounts,warehouse control and management. We also provide aircraft parts and equipment to third parties such as the Malaysian Air Force and the Police Air Wing.

Aircraft Ground Handling

Our ground handling services include aircraft ramp handling, cargo and passengers handling, warehousing, aircraft cabin cleaning, catering and other non-technical services. Our main focus is to reduce the turnaround time for cargo handling.


Freighter Aircraft
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Capacity Information
Max Width Dimension Max Length Dimension Max Height Dimension Main Deck Cubic Capacity Lower Compartment Cubic Capacity Max Cubic Capacity Usable Max Gross Weight Tare Weight Pallet Tare Weight Cargo Net Net Load Capacity
Boeing 727-200F 6 317 cm 223 cm Varies from 198 to 218 cm 137.1 m³ 43.2 m³ 180.2 m³ 6,804 kg 93 kg 12.5 kg 5,643 kg
Boeing 737-200C 3 317 cm 223 cm Varies from 198 to 213 cm 77.3 m³ 24.8 m³ 102.1 m³ 6,804 kg 93 kg 12.5 kg 5,643 kg
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F 4 223/244 cm 318/606 cm 241/244 cm 137.1 m³ 194.0 m³ 157.6 m³ 6,804 kg 114/483 kg 13.0 kg 5,643 kg


Incidents & accidents

  • On February 27 2006 , a cargo plane of courier company DHL(Transmile Air) skidded at the end of the runway of the airport when landing at 6.20 am.
  • A fuel tank explosion on a Transmile Air Boeing 727-200 on May 4 2006 at Bangalore Airport, NTSB has issued a statement saying they will investigate "a reported left wing fuel tank explosion on a Transmile B727-200" and added that "the incident involving a Malaysia-registered aircraft occurred on 4 May" at India's Bangalore Airport "during a ground repositioning.No injuries were reported and there were no flight crew on board.


In May 2007, Transmile shares saw a massive selldown following the company's announcement on 7 May 2007 concerning the reliability of its unaudited consolidated results for the financial year ended 31 December 2006, resulting from the Company's auditors not able to satisfy themselves on the fairness or validity of certain transactions. Consequently, the company commissioned a special audit relating to the matter. The Securities Commission had charged three former executives of Transmile Bhd, including its founder, with giving misleading financial statements.

The three are ex-chief financial officer Lo Chok Ping, ex-executive director Khiudin Mohd and founder Gan Boon Aun, who resigned as chief executive officer in June 2007.

He quit after Transmile had lodged a police report over false statements and documents on revenue, property, plant and equipment and payments to third parties as reported by Moores Rowland Risk Management Sdn Bhd in a special audit.

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